To blow your own trumpet 自吹自擂

更新时间 2013年 10月 8日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间08:59
Tibetan monks with instruments

Tibetan Buddhist monks with horns and cymbals

今日小常识

The earliest trumpets were adapted from animal horns and sea shells, and were common throughout Europe, Africa, India and, to a lesser extent, the Middle East.

最早的喇叭是由动物犄角或贝壳改制而成的。喇叭在整个欧洲、非洲和印度很常见,而相比之下在中东地区比较少见。

今日短语

短语 blow your own trumpet 的意思就是自吹自擂、自卖自夸、大言不惭。

例句

He's always blowing his own trumpet - it's so boring! Why can't he be more modest about his abilities?

You've got to blow your own trumpet a bit more otherwise you won't get a decent job!

请注意

短语 blow your own horn 和 blow your own trumpet 的意思相似,都有自吹自擂的意思。

Clare finds it hard to blow her own horn because she's very shy.

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